Library temporarily closed to public

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On Thursday, Fayette County was designated a Public Health Risk Level 3 (red) by the Ohio Department of Health, and in response, Carnegie Public Library is temporarily closed to the public.

Although the building will be closed, curbside service and virtual programs will continue to be conducted.

Patrons may request items online through the library’s website (, via the SEO Libraries App, or by calling 740-335-2540. Library staff will deliver items outside the building using appropriate health and safety protocol.

Curbside service will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, during this period. Library book drops will remain open at both locations, and the library’s free Wi-Fi will remain available during daytime hours.

During this period of time, the library will continue to use the greatest amount of recommended precaution by requiring library staff members to wear masks, quarantining materials for at least 72 hours before returning them to circulation, and disinfecting high touch surfaces hourly.

At this time, the library in Washington Court House plans to reopen to the public when Fayette County is returned to a Public Health Risk Level 2 or 1. We will continue to adapt our plans as needed, out of concern for our patrons, our staff, their families and the Fayette County Community in general.

Patience and support are appreciated: Stay safe Fayette County!

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